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May 22, 2018

DeVos Defends Civil Rights Record, Backs Better Pay for 'Great Teachers' at House Hearing

House Democrats and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos sparred over civil rights and ESSA, but largely avoided controversial questions about school safety in the aftermath of the Texas high school shooting last week.

May 22, 2018

Democrats: Boost Teacher Pay Instead of Giving Tax Cut to 'Richest Americans'

Democrats want to invest at least $100 billion over the next 10 years in K-12 schools, including to help bolster teachers' salaries and repair school infrastructure, Democratic congressional leaders said Tuesday.

May 20, 2018

Five Things to Watch for When Betsy DeVos Makes Rare Visit to Capitol Hill

The U.S. secretary of education will speak to lawmakers on the House education committee on Tuesday about the department's "policies and priorities."

May 17, 2018

On 'Brown v. Board of Education' Anniversary, Dems Blast Trump's Civil Rights Record

Congressional Democrats held a forum on various civil rights issues in education on the 64th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case that prohibited laws establishing segregated schools.

May 17, 2018

School Officials Urge Congress to Update Student-Data Privacy Law

School officials urged federal lawmakers to update the law governing the handling and disclosure of student data in a House hearing, saying that it must provide more clarity to education leaders.

May 16, 2018

Senate Confirms Trump Nominee for Deputy Secretary Under Betsy DeVos

Senators confirmed Mick Zais, the former state schools chief for South Carolina and a retired Army brigadier general, by a 50-48 vote on Wednesday.

May 15, 2018

Here's Who Might Fill Capitol Hill's Upcoming School Choice Void

With two Indiana lawmakers slated to leave the House at the end of this Congress, there will be something of a vacuum for champions of school choice in the House of Representatives.

May 10, 2018

Congressional Black Caucus Bill Backs Wraparound Services, Computer Science

The Jobs and Justice Act, introduced by the caucus Thursday as an omnibus bill, also supports the creation of environmental justice programs at the U.S. Department of Education.

May 10, 2018

House Vote Could Decide Fate of School Choice Plan for Key Group of Students

Advocates push to expand federally backed school choice under the Trump administration has pretty much fallen flat this Congress—and there might be only one proposal left that can save it.

April 25, 2018

Senators Make Bipartisan Push to Boost Career and Technical Education Teachers

Introduced with bipartisan support, a new bill seeks to boost the supply of good career-and-technical-education teachers.

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